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HBO led all networks with 110 nominations for this year's Emmy Awards, including 22 for freshman sci-fi drama, Westworld, including best drama and lead actor in a drama for Anthony Hopkins. In the latter category, he goes up against another dual nominee, Ewan McGregor (nominated for outstanding lead actor in a limited series for "Fargo" and outstanding narrator for "Wild Scotland") and Meryl Streep, who is the member of another group overachievers - Emmy nominees who were also Oscar nominees past year.

Saturday Night Live tied with Westworld as the year's most nominated show, with 22 bids.

But with both of these shows out of the picture, a number of nods for television's equivalent of the Oscars should go to newcomers like lavish period drama "The Crown" and its Netflix stable mate "Stranger Things".

With no Game of Thrones, new shows could make hay like Netflix's Queen Elizabeth bioseries The Crown, and its lead actress Claire Foy; Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and it's lead, Elisabeth Moss; and HBO's Westworld.

On the comedy front, FX's freshman series Atlanta, ABC's Blackish and Modern Family, Netflix's Masters Of None and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and HBO's Silicon Valley will look to unseat last year's victor Veep.

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Cable dominated the outstanding limited series category.

The actress nominees for limited series or TV movie are Carrie Coon of "Fargo", Felicity Huffman of "American Crime", Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon of "Big Little Lies" and Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon of "Feud: Bette and Joan".

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Hulu also scored three total nominations for The Handmaid's Tale; it was nominated for outstanding drama series. Both filmed within the five boroughs and are up for top comedy series against major network shows, like HBO's "Silicon Valley" and "Veep".

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has made their selections for the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Meanwhile, The Voice, The Amazing Race, Top Chef, Project Runway, RuPaul's Drag Race and American Ninja Warrior have been nominated for outstanding reality-competition program.

In dramas, look for "Better Call Saul" or "Stranger Things" to leave a mark, even though "This is Us" got a lot of love.

Well, with season 7 premiering in just three days instead of the show's typical spring premiere date, Game of Thrones missed the cut for the 69th Emmy Awards. NBC was third with 60, followed by FX with 54. The series also received nods for Kathryn Hahn and Judith Light in the supporting actress in a comedy category.

HBO's fantasy epic about noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne raked in a record-breaking 12 awards a year ago, but is ineligible this time around since the new season doesn't start until Sunday.

The Emmys will air at 8 p.m. EST on CBS on September 17, 2017, and will be available for streaming online.

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